Graduate Funding Information Service

March 26, 2020

SPSSI Social Issues Dissertation Award

Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is an organization of social scientists that has historically brought research to bear on a wide array of societal problems. The SPSSI is proud to announce the Social Issues Dissertation Award, established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research. A first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 will be awarded to the dissertations that best demonstrate scientific excellence and potential application to social problems.


Any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1st of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year’s award deadline.  Please note that in the award year an individual or group may only submit one paper to one SPSSI award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards) and applicants may not submit to the Dissertation Prize twice.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.